disconnected with the reality that is going on in his country. and the brutal repression that's been carried out against the syrian people. it's either detection, disregard, or, as he said, crazy. i don't know. >> one thing to be aware of here in saying that he is not responsible for any death, president assad may have signaled to his military commanders that is he going to blame them if and when the end comes. that could have of course persuade more of those military commanders to defect and side with the protesters. that may, in effect, trace, hasten president assad's end. trace? >> jonathan hunt live in new york. jonathan, thank you. attorney general eric holder is headed for the hot seat tomorrow over his role in operation fast and furious. and we have got advanced word of what he will tell lawmakers calling for him to resign. that's coming next.